- 1 [uncountable, countable] the act of taking goods, letters, etc. to the people they have been sent to a delivery van Please pay for goods on delivery (= when you receive them). Allow 28 days for delivery. Is there mail delivery on Saturdays? (formal) When can you take delivery of (= be available to receive) the car? (figurative) the delivery of public services
- 2[countable, uncountable] the process of giving birth to a baby an easy/difficult delivery a delivery room/ward (= in a hospital, etc.)
- 3[singular] the way in which someone speaks, sings a song, etc. in public The beautiful poetry was ruined by her poor delivery.
- 4 [countable] the way a ball is thrown, especially in baseball a fast delivery Idioms
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NAmE//dɪˈlɪvəri//, NAmE//dɪˈlɪvri//(pl. deliveries)
a system of paying for goods when they are delivered
cash on delivery (abbreviation COD)jump to other results